The Unstoppable Nellie Bly

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. You might think that journalism today is a woman’s game. After all, women make up the majority […]

Gender-Balancing Wikipedia, One Article at a Time

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Over International Women’s Day weekend, dozens of feminists armed with laptops came to the Ms. magazine offices to reclaim the largest encyclopedia in the world: Wikipedia. A collaboration between Ms. and the Fembot Collective, the Ms. Fembot Edit-A-Thon aimed to “contribute to the digital legacy of women, trans and/or gender non-conforming scientists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, […]

Carol Sutton: Newspaper Pioneer

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. As a women’s page editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal in the 1960s, Carol Sutton was quick to […]

Happy Birthday to Us! The 5 Top Blog Posts from the First 5 Years of the Ms. Blog

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On International Women’s Day, 2010, we launched the Ms. Blog—so today we celebrate our fifth anniversary. What a great time we’ve had covering a global spectrum of women’s news and analysis, from politics to the arts, from justice to media, from work to sex. We’re thrilled that we can augment the quarterly, longer-form coverage in Ms. […]

Amy Goodman: Speaking Truth to Power

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This March, for Women’s History Month, the Ms. Blog is profiling Wonder Women who have made history—and those who are making history right now. Join us each day as we bring you the stories of iconic and soon-to-be-famous feminist change-makers. “The role of reporters is to go to where the silence is and say something.” – Amy […]

Leslie Knope’s 7 Greatest Feminist Achievements

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Last night, fans of Parks and Recreation bid a fond and tearful farewell to their favorite city employee, Leslie Knope, as the series aired its final episode. Here at Ms., we were especially sad to say goodbye to Amy Poehler’s endlessly upbeat, hyper-motivated and earnest Knope—a public servant in Pawnee, Indiana—because she offered up a consistently wonderful portrayal […]

Pimpkillah: Feminist Comic Hero Is Not Your Girl Next Door

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When one is looking for nuanced, relatable female characters, the comic book world can be a difficult one to traverse. Women are often props for male protagonists, prizes that need to rescued, adored or ogled. Even when they do get to be the main characters who vanquish villains, they are reduced to “fighting fuck toys,” […]

The Top 5 Most Feminist Oscars Moments

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While we’re not quite ready to call last night the #FeministOscars—there were some majorly ugh-worthy moments (hey, Sean Penn)—there was certainly lots to cheer for. Join us on a journey through the Oscars most feminist moments: 1. The #AskHerMore campaign ruled the red carpet. Reese Witherspoon got on board with the #AskHerMore campaign before the […]

Inside Wonder Woman’s Secret History

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Since her creation more than 70 years ago, Wonder Woman has been a feminist icon. The Amazon warrior princess first appeared on comic book stands in 1942 and fought for love, justice, truth, beauty and, of course, women’s rights, using her famed Lasso of Truth to wrangle villains. Solidifying her place in feminist history decades […]

Seeing Myself in Fresh Off the Boat

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When I watch ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat, I see my mom. I see her packing three lunches, feet shuffling in house slippers, wearing an oversized T-shirt from a summer trip to Waikiki, lovingly instructing her two xiao bao beis to eat their xi fan for breakfast and not-so-lovingly screaming for her third offspring to wake up. I […]